December 6th, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€“ Dan Hurley spent time under the same roof as one of his former high school players Thursday night. In his private moments, the URI head coach was probably thrilled that Sidiki Johnson was sitting on Providenceâ€™s bench wearing a sharp black suit rather than basketball attire.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are bringing attention to the dangers of texting and driving with a high school awareness tour that visited North Smithfield High School Wednesday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A former Woonsocket Middle School teacher convicted of having a sexual relationship with a female student has been paroled from the Adult Correctional Institutions after serving just 12 years of a 20-year sentence.
Richard R. Lalime Jr., 42, registered as a sex offender with the Woonsocket Police Department on Nov. 21, the same day he was released from the ACI.
James DiChristofero of North Smithfield and his 7-year-old grandaughter, Alivia Verasammy, also of North Smithfield, enjoy the Annual Tree Lighting at Veterans Memorial Park, as part of Woonsocket's Main Street Holiday Stroll Thursday night.
Andre N. Genereux
WOONSOCKET- Andre N. "Andy" Genereux, 61, of Woonsocket, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. He was the beloved husband for four years of Debra S. (Hays) Genereux.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on June 23, 1951, he was the son of Florence Remillard of Falmouth, MA and the late Gerald N. Genereux.
Renee M. Fleurant
GLOCESTER- Renee M. (Teletchea) Fleurant, 76, of Chepachet, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday December 5, 2012. She was the wife of the late Jean M. Fleurant.
Mrs. Fleurant was born on the Island of St. Pierre, France and was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Stelle (Covepel) Teletchea.
PROVIDENCE â€” Whenever a new face enters into the Providence College vs. URI discussion, it seems appropriate to inquire as to whether said participant understands the hubbub surrounding this annual intrastate hoops encounter.
On the hardwood, Charles Correa is a two-time, first-team All-State selection.
Should the St. Raphael Academy senior repeat the honor this season, he would become just the second three-time recipient in program history (1990s standout Robert Griffin owns the distinction as the Saint to earn three consecutive â€śtop five players in the stateâ€ť laurels).
To undertake a rebuilding job, one must have a firm understanding that change does not take place over night. The challenge of planting the seeds of encouragement and belief that things will get better with time is the main subplot at Woonsocket High, where a new head coach inherits practically a new team.
WOONSOCKET â€” If you havenâ€™t been to Le Club Par-X for breakfast recently, Sunday morning might be a good day to stop by the Stanley Street gathering place.
Club President Robert Joanette said the club is gearing up for what he expects to be a very successful breakfast for the Milk Fund from 8 a.m. to noon at the club.
â€śWe want it to be a good breakfast, so we are expecting 100 people or more,â€ť Joanette said.